Laptop modem problem

I have an IBM 385XD laptop and was using a Fujitsu 28.8 modem.  I recently bought an IBM 56K modem.  (These are both PCMCIA types.)  I uninstalled the Fujitsu modem and installed the new one.  It appeared to install OK (through "add new hardware" on the Control Panel, have also tried "device manager"), but when I went to log on to the Internet, I got an error message that there was no modem.  
I suspect the problem may have something to do with the fact that I am using Windows 98, rather than 95, which it appears to be geared for.  I went to the IBM site to look for a driver, but I get lost in the site and can't see where I can actually ask my question (maybe I ran out of patience)... What do you think?  
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  You'll be surprised, but most PCMCIA modem drivers for Windows are simply text files with a few settings.
  The first thing to check is that your Dial Up connection is still set to use the old Fujitsu modem, and not the new one. You can check by going to My Computer | Dial Up Networking. Right-click on your connection and click Properties [alternatively, click on the icon once and press Alt-Enter]. Make sure the modem [near the bottom of the dialog box] is set correctly.
  If this doesn't work, you can try setting up your modem as a "Standard Modem" in Windows by manually adding it through Add Hardware. Do NOT let it detect your hardware, move to the Modems category, and select Standard Modem.
  If that still doesn't solve it, post a comment and I'll rack my brain some more, although I have a feeling the first item should take care of your problem.

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dcreasyAuthor Commented:
You are right!   That did the trick!   Thanks so very much for your help.   Donna Creasy
dcreasyAuthor Commented:
Clear and simple directions to resolving the problem! A  GOLD STAR for you!   Thanks...
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